Replacing outside light


Postby Frisby » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:34 pm

I need to replace an outside light but when I switch the electricity off my intruder alarm goes off. Could I get away with just ensuring it is switched off at the switch?
Frisby
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
50%
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:29 pm

Sponsor

Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:21 pm

Frisby,
Without further information not a good idea.
Can you turn off the circuit for the lights which feed the outside light and leave the alarm on?
end
stoneyboy
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2742
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Postby ericmark » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:31 pm

Not really.
1) The switch is likely single pole so there could be power on neutral wire.
2) It could be wired like internal lamps where line goes to the lamp first.

I would think changing the battery in alarm is right way to do things. There are normally two batteries on in bell and one in panel and if latter is faulty then alarm will sound with power cut.
ericmark
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 1753
Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:49 pm
Location: Mold, North Wales.

Postby Frisby » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:54 am

stoneyboy wrote:Frisby,
Without further information not a good idea.
Can you turn off the circuit for the lights which feed the outside light and leave the alarm on?
end


I don't think so - there is a switch in the house and also one in the garage but they both trigger the alarm. Thanks for your reply, though.
Frisby
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
50%
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:29 pm

Postby Frisby » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:56 am

ericmark wrote:Not really.
1) The switch is likely single pole so there could be power on neutral wire.
2) It could be wired like internal lamps where line goes to the lamp first.

I would think changing the battery in alarm is right way to do things. There are normally two batteries on in bell and one in panel and if latter is faulty then alarm will sound with power cut.


Thanks for the help - I will contact my alarm people as it has only just been serviced.
Frisby
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
50%
Posts: 3
Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:29 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by



  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!



 


  • Related Topics